Place:Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy


Alt namesAcragassource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 335
Agrigentumsource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979); Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 335
Akragassource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 1434; Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Girgentisource: Wikipedia
Coordinates37.317°N 13.567°E
Located inAgrigento, Sicilia, Italy
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Agrigento (Sicilian: 'Girgenti') is a city on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, and capital of the province of Agrigento. It is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas (also known as Acragas (Ἀκράγας) in Greek, Agrigentum in Latin and Kirkent or Jirjent in Arabic), one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece with population estimates in the range 200,000 - 800,000 before 406 BC.

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